What Is AWAKEN? Hero Image
What Is AWAKEN? Hero Image
Nov 25, 2019 / 4 min


Laura Eldredge

Something wild has been happening in Dallas and it’s just too good not to share. Lives are being changed. Relationships are being restored. Young adults are coming alive as they experience what it’s like to be the Church God always meant for his people to be. Thousands are gathering weekly at The Porch, and hundreds of thousands are tuning in from across the nation (even starting their own livestream gatherings) to be part of what God is doing through the lives of young adults.

So we created a conference to bring everyone together IRL. Not because the world needs another Christian conference, but because when young adults radically live out their God-given purpose, they change the world. And because we believe what is happening here can happen wherever you are.

The AWAKEN Conference is a doorway to the purpose-driven, world-changing, norm-shattering life you dream of having. For anyone tired of just showing face on Sundays or wondering if there’s more to your life, we’re spending Memorial Day Weekend 2020 redefining Church – the way God designed it from the start.

What should I expect?

Thousands from across the country will come together May 23-25, 2020 at the Comerica Center in Frisco, TX to see The Porch in real life and meet Porchies from all across the country. Through a weekend of biblical teaching, worship, and unique breakouts—filled with fun, community building, and of course some surprises—you and your peers will have a chance to unwind from the stresses of life while opening your eyes, raising your hands, and awakening your soul to the exhilarating life God calls you to, together as the Church.

We will have amazing speakers lined up that you won’t want to miss; watch our AWAKEN 2019 speakers here for cred. We have parties planned, hotel rooms blocked off, and unique content in store to give you the perfect balance of learning, relaxing, and having the best Memorial Day weekend you could ever imagine with #noregrets. Come tired from your crazy work sched, spent from everything going on, or all jacked up on Mountain Dew. You plan the travel and submit that vacation request, and let us do the rest to make this a weekend you’ll never forget.

How do I know if this is really for me?

  • Are you trying to figure things out on your own?
  • Do you want to know Jesus more?
  • Do you wonder if God can use you?
  • Have you been ever been bored with Church or wondered if there’s more than this?
  • Do you want to make more friends and know you’re not alone?
  • Do you wonder what life is all about, and what you’re even here for?
  • Are you curious about God’s plan for your life?
  • Do you love having fun?
  • Are you interested in making your life count for something bigger than your 9-5?

If you are between the ages of 22-35 (or even younger if you skipped the student debt part and went straight into #adulting) and you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, AWAKEN is for you.

For anyone wondering if God can use you, anyone curious about His plans for your life, or anyone wanting to know Jesus more, AWAKEN is one of the only Christian conferences geared toward young adults like you.

Should I bring a crew or come alone?

Young adult ministries and Porch Live locations from all over the country use AWAKEN as a time to retreat together. But if you’re #flyingsolo or gathering a crew of friends from across the country, it’s also the weekend for you. The Porch is hosting, so make sure to leave time in your sched to chat with new friends from across the world about your fav episode of Views from the Porch!

But better move quick. Our crazy early rate expires December 5.

Wondering if there’s a group rate? Check this out. Do you have more questions about registration, travel, or the lineup? We got you.

We’re excited to change the world with you. See you in May!